One of the pro-criminal, anti-liberty movement’s fondest conceits about guns is that “nobody needs more than <fill in a number> rounds of ammunition for self-defense”.
These, of course, are people whose only background in self-defense is watching “Law And Order”, where firing one or two shots sends the perps flying head-over-heels backwards.
In real life, of course, things are much foggier. The average cop fires seventeen rounds for every hit they score – which is great, if you’ve got 18 rounds and you’re only facing one perp. And, movies notwithstanding, one shot doesn’t always take a perp down; with enough adrenaline, or drugs, perps have been known to kill the good guys even after they’ve been hit several times; it’s very rare for a shot to take someone down immediately – and adrenaline can carry someone up to the ragged edge of bleeding out.
Of course, some perps rely on the force of numbers. “Home Invasions” are a particularly scary form of robbery, where multiple people, usually armed, storm a house simultaneously. It’s usually pretty safe – for the robbers. The shock and numbers usually cow the homeowner – or make resistance a short,, sharp, ugly thing. Because when a homeowner only has six rounds, the only thing separating a living homeowner, a body on her kitchen floor and a couple of robbers high-tailing it across the lawn, and a dead homeowner in a ransacked house, is blind luck.
We’re written before about cases where civilians – including chidlren – have used the AR15 to defend themselves against violent home invasions.
Thirty Chances At Life: And I’m doing it again.
The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the triple homicide in the 9100 block of South Clearview Drive.
Wagoner County deputies said at about 12:30 p.m., three masked intruders entered the home, which was occupied by a father his 23-year-old son.
Deputies said the son shot and killed the three intruders with an AR-15. Police said two of the intruders were juveniles and another was an adult.
Deputies said Elizabeth Rodriguez, 21, was arrested after authorities said she drove the three intruders to the Broken Arrow residence. Rodriguez was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree burglary.
No bond has been set for Rodriguez.
The father and son were unharmed.
As we’ve noted before in this space – the people who say there’s no legitimate self-defense use for 20+ rounds in a magazine really have only the most academic possible understanding of the topic.